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Epic Quest of Awesome!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

I've been reading a lot on lately and he has wonderful, inspirational blogs. I decided to put together, what he calls, My Epic Quest of Awesome! Basically a bucket list. I'm going to work on one physical and one personal item at a time (I really want to do parkour-ing but need to get in shape for it first). My physical one this week will be wakeboarding as we're taking the boat to eastern WA. Can't wait! I really want to do the birthday project/random acts of kindness that a fellow sparker blogged about too. I'm going to read about it and prepare over the next week.

Anyway, Just thought it would be fun, and create a bit of accountability to post this. Do you have a bucket list or something epic you're working on? I'd love to hear what it is!

Spark on!!!!!!

My Epic Quest of Awesome!

Places to go:
• Caribbean with my mom (booked Isla Marisol in Belize March 2013)
• France, Spain, Italy
• Thunder eggs on pacific coast
• Thunder eggs at red Mtn (name?) Place where scouts went
• Eqypt

• Grand Canyon
o Glass outlook
o Mules to the bottom of the canyon
o Camp
o Climb on rocks

• Whistler
• Kayak somewhere cool (place TBD)
• Camp at Yosemite
• Hawaii with my mom and son
• San Juan Islands (booked Orcas Island – Rosario Resort- October 2012)
• See the northern lights in Canada (maybe from Whistler)

• Hike
o Bandera
o Mt. Rainier
o Mt. Rainier loop trail
o Big Si
o Find 4 new hikes in 4 months and hike them

Personal Level Up Goals-education:
• Learn a new language (French and/or Spanish)
• Work on small talk, communication
• See family more
• Get my son engaged in more activities and interests
• Get my son to be serious about school work
• Be an extra in a movie
• Think of a new art/hobby
• Rockhounding in the area – learn more and find an adventure to go on (darnit garnet, gold panning, etc.)
• Wine tasting
o Find ultimate pepper wine (American oak)
o Take a wine tasting class
• Sew at least 5 outfits like person
• Photography
o Mountaineers hike & photography outings
o Nancy
o Class
o Think of unique way of taking photographs
o Take picture of my biggest agate for dad at the beach and have it turned into a puzzle for Christmas
• Cook new things
o Cooking club
o Try something new once a month
o Change towards paleo diet
• Take a salsa or other, similar dance class
• Give to others
o – give of yourself with random acts of kindness
 Animals
 Give out dum dums
 Pay for the next person in line at store/restaurant

Personal Level Up Goals-physical:

• Become proficient at wakeboarding (going Aug 19-24)
o Cross the wake and come back again
o Jump the wake
o Get comfortable going both ways
o Catch air
o Try other tricks

• Hang glide
• Bungee jump
• Sky dive
• Trapeze
• Zorbing
• Hot air balloon

Personal Level Up Goals-personal:
• Go to makeup counter and get “done up” for new ideas
• Wash face and moisturize every night
• Try new hair style or make up once a week for 2 months
• Thank about Accessorizing for 2 weeks straight
• Reach goal size (0-3 pants), 25” waist
• Carefully pick out wardrobe from existing clothes and new clothes after reaching goal size

Weight training goals:
• Bench press 100 lbs
• Dead lift 200 lbs
• Squat 150 lbs
• Bicept curl 30 lbs

Body weight training goals:
• Do a pull up (and then get up to doing 10 at least)
o Start by doing db rows and bb rows, bar at park hanging underneath and pulling self up, assisted machine at gym
• Do at least 20 push ups
• Plank for 5 minutes
• Do 10 one-arm push ups
• Do 5 handstand push ups against the wall
• Try Yoga and/or pilates to see if I like them and if they are helpful with body weight training

• Parkour
o Attend class (Call gymnastics place Sept 1 to sign up for class)
o Research on-line
o Look for people at freeway park and talk with them
o Work on pull ups, bench presses, planks
o Work on jumping stairs and long jumping
o Hand stand

Aerobic goals:
• Run 6.2 miles
o Get back into shape to run 3 mile loops without stopping
o Add ½ mile to the last run every third run until I’m at 6.2
o Run a 10 k race
• Run fast sprints (to prepare for parkour)
• Bike the STP
• Zhumba
• Do a mud race

Master quests:
• Go into outer space
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    That's an amazing list!!! I don't know if I could do some of what you are wanting (go into outerspace) - I have an amazing fear of leaving the ground. :)

    I know you can do it though, if you set your mind to something, you can do anything!!!
    2037 days ago
  • *MADHU*
    That sounds emoticon emoticon
    2038 days ago
    Wow, sure is some list. Talk about getting your act together! emoticon
    I've never heard of parkour. emoticon emoticon
    Absolutely love your Master Quest. emoticon
    2038 days ago
    Your list is FABULOUS! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2038 days ago
  • TERRI289
    I love your I am tired...Lots of ideas, thank you!!

    Sleep well, emoticon
    2038 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    This is a really great list! I hope we get a blog about every accomplishment! emoticon
    2038 days ago
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